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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1970 Discussion

Now we’re into the wonderfully colorful period of the 1970s. The Twins, Orioles, Reds and Pirates made the playoffs with the Orioles winning it all.

Voting will end on March 21st 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Jim Fregosi		32.8	7.7
Johnny Bench		36.1	6.5
Carl Yastrzemski	35.9	9.1
Bert Campaneris		26.6	5.6
Tommy Harper		33.0	7.7
Tony Perez		33.7	6.7
Tony Oliva		30.1	7.4
Billy Williams		28.1	6.4
Willie McCovey		33.9	6.4
Rusty Staub		28.9	6.2
Roy White		33.3	7.5
Bill ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 22, 2012 at 04:26 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1969 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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fra paolo Posted: February 13, 2012 at 08:56 PM | 64 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Craig Biggio

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2012 at 07:27 AM | 39 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Roger Clemens

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2012 at 06:09 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player : 1969 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1969 Discussion

Remember to put 12 names on your ballot. Expanded postseason means more opportunity for postseason credit.

Voting will end on February 22nd 2012.

Player 			Win	BB-ref
       			Shares	WAR
Rico Petrocelli		36.1	9.3
Reggie Jackson		39.9	9.7
Willie McCovey		39.3	8.9
Henry Aaron		37.2	8.3
Frank Robinson		31.8	7.4
Jim Wynn		36.1	8.1
Harmon Killebrew	33.8	6.1
Bobby Bonds		31.0	6.5
Pete Rose		36.8	6.9
Rusty Staub		26.4	5.9
Leo Cardenas		23.7	4.6
Jim ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM | 85 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Barry Bonds

Eligible in 2013

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2012 at 01:43 PM | 145 comment(s)
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Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Toronto Blue Jays

Is there any team more happy about baseball adding a second wildcard spot than the Toronto Blue Jays? In the short-term at least (and probable long-term unless the top AL East teams start showing some serious incompetence), Toronto's prospects improve considerably if they don't have to better both the Red Sox and Yankees to make the playoffs. That obviously helps Tampa Bay and Baltimore as well, but the Jays are in that sweet spot where it's pretty darn useful - the Rays can compete for the ...Read More...
Dan Szymborski Posted: January 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM | 42 comment(s)
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Transaction Oracle: 2012 ZiPS Projections - Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays plan to win in 2012 the same way they usually do: pitching, defense, and catching just enough lightning in a bottle on offense around their core. The team is, at least by ZiPS, just behind the Red Sox for 3rd place, but the winter is over and given how relatively quiet the team has been with minor-league signings (outside of Luke Scott, they've made very few), they've still got some empty bottles to fill.

Tampa won't have that starting rotation, forever. A team competing on a ...

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Dan Szymborski Posted: January 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1968 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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fra paolo Posted: January 16, 2012 at 08:40 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2013 (November 26, 2012)—elect 3*
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos

705 186.2 1986 Barry Bonds-LF
437 146.4 1984 Roger Clemens-P
428 73.8 1989 Craig Biggio-2B
325 68.7 1993 Mike Piazza-C
322 61.0 1989 Sammy Sosa-RF
252 75.4 1990 Curt Schilling-P
288 51.7 1992 Kenny Lofton-CF
297 41.3 1989 Steve Finley-CF
280 45.0 1983 Julio Franco-SS/2B
210 55.2 1988 David Wells-P
237 41.8 1995 Shawn Green-RF
209 36.7 1992 Reggie Sanders-RF
230 28.9 1994 Ryan Klesko-LF/1B
185 33.7 1994 Jose Valentin-SS
169 33.1 1995 Jeff ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 16, 2012 at 04:08 PM | 231 comment(s)
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